12th June 2018 – Entertainment in Independent Ireland: a Skerries perspective

by Ger Dooley

Quinn School of Business, Distance Learning staff – Ger Dooley

Evolving forms of technology and shifting social trends were at times the bane of the conservative Ireland that emerged following the Civil War.

It is amidst this context that Ger Dooley will look at the evolution of two areas of entertainment in independent Ireland up until the 1970s and the ways in which they contributed toward a huge change in Irish society and culture; music and dance, and the state broadcasting of radio and television.

This illustrated talk, featuring video and audio from landmarks in the history of Irish broadcasting and music, will pay particular attention to how the shifting trends of entertainment impacted Skerries and North County Dublin.